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LIVES training manual on establishing irrigation water users associations in Ethiopia

The ‘Establishing and strengthening irrigation water users association (IWUAs) in Ethiopia’ training manual explains how to set up and manage IWUAs which were announced by the Ethiopian government. Features of IWUAs compared to other farmers’ organizations such as cooperatives are described and even though the training manual also addresses transfer of irrigation and drainage infrastructures that are part of the associations, its focus is on IWUAs and not irrigation practices directly.

The manual includes a potential training schedule with a detailed program of training sessions, and information on ‘training support’ and models of legal documents that can be used when establishing an irrigation water users association.

It was produced by Philippe Lempériere, Fitsum Hagos, Nicole Lefore, Amare Haileslassie and Simon Langan of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) as part of IMWI’s contribution to the implementation of the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES).

Download the training manual.

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